ALPHARETTA, Ga. - A dangerous high-speed chase on Georgia Highway 400 ended in a crash that sent a suspect and an Alpharetta Police officer to the hospital Saturday.
"The driver tried to make a hard right turn and that's when the officer crashed into the back of his vehicle," Alpharetta Department of Safety Public Information Officer Howard Miller said.
Alpharetta Police said a DUI officer and ten-year Alpharetta Police veteran Dustik Bak was traveling on GA-400 near Old Milton Parkway at around 1:55 a.m. when he was passed by a speeder who was going 100 mph.
Police have identified the driver of that car as 49-year-old John Bolling.
Police said when Officer Bak tried to initiate a traffic stop, Bolling's vehicle reached speeds of over 143 mph before exiting the highway onto Abernathy Road in Sandy Springs.
"The driver sped right past him, so he went higher than 143 but that was the last time the officer could safely clock him," Officer Howard said.
Officials said the chase continued into Roswell where John Bolling avoided stop sticks and ran multiple red lights.
"He drove recklessly and was a danger to himself, our officers and everyone on the road," Officer Howard said.
At one point officials said Bolling drove on the wrong side of the road to avoid police.
"We had Sandy Springs, Roswell, and Georgia State Patrol helping us try to stop him," Officer Howard said.
Police said the chase finally came to an end after nearly forty minutes.
"Bolling tried to make a right turn but couldn't that's when Officer Bak ran into the back of his Mercedes," Officer Howard said.
Both were transported to the hospital due to the crash.
Officer Bak has since been released.
Bolling is charged with felony fleeing and eluding, speeding, reckless driving, DUI, failure to maintain lane, driving on the wrong side of the road, failure to obey traffic control devices, and driving while unlicensed.
Officials said he was also wanted for an aggressive stalking warrant in Forsyth County and a DUI in Broward County, Florida.
"We have to get dangerous drivers like this off the road to prevent more tragedies," Officer Howard said.